The Volunteer Fast-Pass: A New Model for Background Screening

Background screening is central to ensuring the safety of the children served in your CASA/GAL program as well as protecting your program from participants who are not suited for this important work. Unfortunately, the average screening program is plagued by inefficiencies, inconsistencies and poor quality.

Date:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time

Prescription Drug Abuse: Messaging Techniques to Help You Educate Your Community

A key part of any comprehensive prescription drug abuse prevention plan is education and messaging. Join CADCA for its next webinar, "Prescription Drug Abuse - Messaging Techniques to Help You Educate Your Community" on Jan. 27th at 3 pm, EST, where experts will discuss how to develop media campaigns that address the root causes of your local prescription drug abuse problem and how to craft messages that resonate with your local audience whether it's through print, radio or video. The webinar is the second in CADCA's Prescription Drug Abuse Webinar Series.

Date:  Jan. 27 at 3 pm EST

Applying the codependency concept to concerned significant others of problem gamblers: Words of caution

This interactive webinar takes a critical look at how the codependency (CD) concept developed, current uses in treatment and research, and the suitability for using CD principles with concerned significant others of program gamblers.  Suggestions for the use of alternative approaches, such as the Stress-Strain-Coping-Support model and Traumatic Incident Reduction, will be presented. 

Date: February 10, 2015,  10:00 am -11:30 am EST

'App'rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming/Gambling -- and How to Protect Our Most Vulnerable

More than ever, problem gambling specialists need to be aware of technology and the issues that face populations from youth to those in recovery for addictions. Are youth at risk for disordered gambling by merely playing a free poker app? Is a person in recovery at risk by playing frequent, often excessive, online social games? We will talk about the convergence of gaming and gambling and its risks, and provide participants with practical, evidence-based information and tools that are relevant to our everyday work. (Registration closes 2/4/2015)

Date:  February 11, 2015,  11:45-1:30  pm CST

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Research for Pathological Gambling

This webinar will discuss the use of evidence-based medication treatment for pathological gambling. In addition, the webinar will discuss how medication and psychotherapy can work together to improve outcomes for people struggling with gambling problems.  (Registration closes 3/5/2015)

Date: March 12, 2015, 11:45-1:30  pm CST

Parkinson's/RLS Medication Affecting Increase in Problem Gambling

This webinar will review the medications linked to problem gambling (and other compulsive behaviors) during treatment of Parkinson disease and restless legs syndrome.  Other risk factors for these behaviors and a treatment approach will also be discussed. (Registration closes 4/1/2015)

Date:  April 8, 2015, 11:45-1:30  pm CST

Older Americans Behavioral Health:  Webinar Series

This series provides an opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.

Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations

This training is intended for victim service providers who work within an agency that is interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and training that support resiliency.

Date:  Ongoing.